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7 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

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Combine visits to two historical Louisiana plantations, with transportation in between, during this day tour from New Orleans. Journey up the scenic Great River Road to reach Oak Alley Plantation, Laura Plantation, and Whitney Plantation. Choose two options when booking; admission price to each plantation included.
  • Day tour of two Louisiana plantations
  • Choice of two plantations: Oak Alley, Whitney, or Laura
  • Transportation from New Orleans and between your two chosen stops
  • Entrance fees included
Check in for your morning departure time at the lighthouse at the Steamboat Natchez dock, Toulouse Street at the Mississippi River. With your tour group, board a comfortable coach and head out along the Great River Road, which parallels the Mississippi River all the way to Minnesota. During this tour, you'll visit the two plantations that you selected upon booking. 

Whitney Plantation: Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public in 2014 for the first time as a museum dedicated to honoring and preserving slavery history in the South. Dating back to 1803, the plantation is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. 

Oak Alley Plantation: See the long alley of 28 oak trees, each more than 250 years old, planted before the house was constructed in 1839. You can also check out the swampy area of cypress trees bordering the Mississippi River. This plantation is a U.S. National Historic Landmark, known for its Greek Revival architecture

Laura Plantation: The tour of this Louisiana Creole plantation, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, is based on 5,000 pages of documents found in the French National Archives. Additional information comes from the memoir Memories of the Old Plantation Home, written by Laura Locoul Gore, which details 250 years of the people who lived and worked here.

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NOLA thru the ages
tdb20192019
, Oct 2019
Tour guide was great. Trip was well organized and had lots of good information. Exhibits were very good and well cared for. The whole trip explained local history very well and gave a perspective from both sides.
Laura and Oak Alley plantation tours
mamakitty63
, Sep 2019
Did the Laura and Oak Alley tours. Laura Plantation (tour guide Stephen) was excellent. Lots of history of the family who owned/worked the plantation. Did not know that the Uncle Remus/Tar Baby stories came from this area. Glad this plantation has been saved/preserved. On the other hand, the Oak Alley plantation tour is more self-guided. While the areas around the large home have good signage that was very informative, did not like the house tour where there was constant "slant" of political views around the South/slavery. Would recommend the house tour guides just stick to historical facts.
Brought history to life
Jeff F
, Sep 2019
The Laura Plantation (French Creole / Catholic) and the Oak Alley Plantation (Antebellum / Protestant) are neighboring properties representing very different cultures with a common history of slavery and sugar cane. History came to life with in depth tour guides explaining what life was like in the 1800s.
Plantation day
michellesamek71
, Aug 2019
This was an awesome tour. We did Whitney and oak ally both were fantastic and really informative.. Our bus driver Kendal was really entertaining and had lots of interesting info to fill the time in the bus
Double Plantation Tour
Ambassador665720
, Aug 2019
Our guide Ken was the best! He gave us so much information that I never knew. He slowed down to let us take pictures from the road. He gave pointers on how to see all of Oak Alley. He was just the very best!
Great tour, not so much great with Viator
anick_under_the_sun
, Aug 2019
+ : The tour itself with Gray line was very nice. Jim was our tour guide and we loved him! We choose the Withney and Laura plantations. Our favorite was Laura, for all the stories, the actual house plantation, all the information provided, it was the best. For the Withney's. Remember it's a memorial, not a museum per say. It was ok, but we found it lacked the stories to blend it all together. I would have loved more information about the whole plantation, it's story, mixed with the memorials aspect of it, to make it whole. PLEASE NOTE: there is no food, other than snacks at those 2 plantations and no dinner/food break while on the bus. Bring food with you! - : The Viator portion. I booked through their website, where the overview of the tour said that both entrance to the plantations of our choice were included. And no mention anywhere that there is no food on this trips, only snacks available. We found out by reading the reviews. Once I paid, I received my online tickets, that's said that the Laura plantation fees are not included, wait what? So I tried the Viator chat online. Message said I was next on queued. 30 min later, no answer, and I can't write in the chat window anymore. So, I tried again the next day. Finally chatted with a Viator agent. They couldn't tell me more about the contradictory info on their website and my online ticket. The said I could call myself the company to find out. I said no, since I booked with them, they should provide me with the correct answer. Said they would, by email. Mind you, the tour was the next day. We finished the chat around 10am. At 5pm, still no reply by email. I called Viatorvia Skype, coz I am a tourist, WiFi is my only way to go. The agent I talked to took a while to understood the problem. Then, he said he had the reply from the company. He forwarded the reply to me around 5:30pm. In the email, the reply was general, stating that the fee for entrance was included. But which one? I couldn't see the actual question, to understand the answer, since no plantation name was written...So, I wrote back, asking to confirm that this email was about the Laura plantation fee. Now, we are the day after the tour, still no reply from Viator to confirm the information....Viator again? No, thanks
Plantation Tour: Whitney and Oak Alley
P L
, Aug 2019
We had a fabulous tour of both plantations. Our driver was very knowledgeable and shared many interesting facts prior to our stops. We visited the Whitney Plantation first and wished we could have had a bit more time. I understand there are time constraints however, the guide there was also pressured to adhere to the short time. By far this was my favourite plantation due to its focus on the history of slavery in the area which was very educational and moving. Oak Alley is beautiful.
history explained
smittygman55
, Jul 2019
this is a must see tour it was very emotional and informative alot of insite on the history of slavery and how people of color survied during such trying times
A Great Day of Tough Louisiana History
JennyDeee
, Jun 2019
Amazing Whitney (and the brilliant informed and passionate tour guide, Ariana?) captured my heart. Going to Oak Alley was a less emotional experience but still very interesting.
Beautiful and important piece of history
Compass35959033017
, Jun 2019
I chose the Whitney and Oak Alley. This is a long day of touring, but so worth it! I didn't want to spend any precious touring time eating at the oak alley cafe or restaurant, so I packed a lunch and ate on the bus between tours. Worked out extremely well. Everyone else on the bus was jealous as they either went hungry or didn't see as much. Tour guide Mary rode along on the bus ride and was very informative. It was an hour to the the Whitney plantation, that dropped a group off there, took the others to the Laura plantation (just a few miles down the road). Came back for Whitney group, picked up Laura group and everyone rode to Oak Alley. Mary kept a running commentary on the bus and turned us over to wonderful guides at each plantation. We left oak alley at 230 and got back to New Orleans about 4 pm. Whitney: incredibly beautiful, very moving and important lessons on the slave history. Everyone should go. Oak Alley: quite pretty, very interesting live oak trees, beautiful home and gardens. Guided tour of the home (about 35 minutes) then free to wander slave quarters, gardens, sugar making information, cafe.

Product code: 3780P38

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